1900s Farm House in West Cork

Upgrade of west cork farm house on the sheepshead. The homeowner found the existing property cold and hard to heat and their oil boiler was on its last legs. They wanted to make the house warmer and future proof against rising energy costs. Working with a One Stop Shop grant funding was provided by the SEAI National Home Retrofit Scheme grants for a whole house upgrade.


  • External wall insulation
  • Roof insulation
  • Airtightness
  • Demand control ventilation
  • Air to water heat pump
  • Solar PV


  • BER improved from D2 to  A1
  • Estimated annual fuel bill saving €3,500
  • CO2 saving per year 11.2 tonnes 
  • 52% Reduction in heat loss

SEAI Grants €26,900